The Budget Enforcement Act of 1990: supplemental appropriation spending control effectiveness
Knowles, Winford Wesley
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The purpose of this thesis is to identify and evaluate the impact of the Budget Enforcement Act of 1990 (BEA) on the supplemental appropriation process. The main thrust of the thesis will be to determine whether the changes brought about by the passage of the BEA have had any noticeable impact upon spending controls within supplemental appropriation legislation. It will also make an assessment in the changes in relative power between the legislative and executive branches with respect to supplemental appropriations. The pattern of requests for and the enactment of supplemental appropriation bills following passage of the BEA will be examined to identify the major factors that determine supplemental a appropriation spending control.
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